We were sad to discontinue the Family Reading Crates this past May after 17 offerings. Since then, we have been trying to figure out the best way to rework this offering into a better product. We had many families perfectly happy with the existing crate setup. But then many others offered various suggestions such as less books or less often. It would be nearly impossible for us to accommodate complete packages, with the option of eliminating either the picture book, older reader, or parent’s book. We would never know what number of which books to order ahead of time. And would surely have odd numbers of leftover stacks of books each month. As it is, we still have several Family Reading Crates in stock.
So taking all of that into consideration, we are going to roll out a “Read Aloud Book Club” subscription-style pack. Each month, we will hand curate a great family read aloud title for your family to enjoy. We are trying to pull out the most popular aspects of the Family Reading Crates, into a smaller concise package.
Concrete details will be released soon, but we wanted to announce a teaser as we keep getting asked if/when the crates were coming back. Subject to (minor) changes, we are expecting to open pre-orders around January 1, 2020. Then packages ship out by the 3rd week of the month. We will also release the next month’s theme at this time.
We are expecting a list price of $11.99 for one family read aloud book for all ages. It will also include a set of discussion questions to help you get the most out of read aloud time, and of course, a couple Build Your Library and selection-themed bookmarks. Book club customers will also eligible for membership in a private, moderated Facebook group to participate in online book discussions.
We hope you will be as excited as we are for our “Read Aloud Book Club” subscription-style packs coming soon!